Radioskugga (radio silence) PORI WORLD EXPO


Radioskugga (radio silence)
“Radioskugga” is a performative autofiction about a burst of a personal bubble.
The story is situated in Uusikaupunki, where three foreigners collide with six Uusikaupunki natives.
The eventful saga will be told through telephone conversation during the PORI WORLD EXPO.

Porin Keskusaukio, 28130 Pori

Porin kulttuurisäätö proudly presents the first ever Pori World Expo. The theme of the Pori World Expo 2015 is to make the world appearing. The exhibition observes the relations of the artwork and words: how does the work of art transform into words and what happens to the work and its story when it has been described over and over again. The Pori World Expo also explores the urban space of Pori and the possibilities of monumental art during the Pori Jazz Festival when the city is temporarily filled with tents and stands.

The actual exhibition venue consists of combined elements that are a pavilion-sculpture and a white cube gallery space. These elements create a duality of architecture and sculpture, which together set the whole city as the stage of the Expo. The pavilion and the gallery are collaboratively designed by a visual artist Suvi Härkönen and an Aalto University architecture student Laura Eerikäinen. The exhibition takes place in Keskusaukio (the square next to the Buss Station) in Pori.

The gallery lacks the presence of physical art works, instead they are experienced in phone conversations between the artist and the viewer. By placing a call to a given number the visitor will reach the artist who will then describe the work. This opens a straight dialogue between the viewer and the artist, giving the possibility to ask questions that rise up when discussing about contemporary art and going straight to the source – the artist itself.

The Pori World Expo is curated and produced by Porin kulttuurisäätö, which at the moment consists of Anna Jensen, Anni Venäläinen & Eliisa Suvanto.

The artists are Andrea Coyotzi Borja, Anna Estarriola, Denise Ziegler, Henrik Heinonen, Juuso Noronkoski, Kimmo Modig, Komugi Ando, Saku Soukka and Sauli Sirviö.